GT2 (8741) - San Diego County, California, USA - APR 6, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at Iron Horse. Very cloudy light orange pour with minuscule white head formation. Little lace. Fresher peach ice cream nose. Some peaches and cream character taken over by vanilla scented candle. Taste is soapy, buttery, blander with some soap cutting mild sweet butter and mild diacetyl. Big spice adjunct hides basic brewing flaws. Palate is thickish for style from the butter. Eh.
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Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JAN 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 355 ml
Aroma: coriander, orange peel , wheat , hint of pepper , touch of clove , saffron? 7-
Appearance: hazed amber-gold with thin fizzy top. 2+
Flavor/Palate: medium light bodied. Clean , smooth medium feel. Gentle notes of orange peel, sugars with chewy textures of wheat. Drinkable , excellent choice for summer days.
wine101joe (14) - USA - FEB 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
For those of you who think Wits have too much banana, this beer will have you singing a different tune altogether. If you are having company and want to bridge them into craft brews or are looking for a refreshing beer this is it. Had on tap in my shop in Wake Forest, NC.
nuplastikk (4702) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Hazy orange-tan. Thin, fading head. Zesty orange-wheat aroma, even after some months in my closet. Really nails the style, yeasty and medium bodied. Refreshing, balanced, really well executed. The orange and spices are there, but they don’t overwhelm...i usually like the more yeast forward vanilla tones...this doesn’t really display that, but has the perfect mouthfeel for the style. Pretty solid, just shy of world class.
maxwelldeux (3794) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUL 17, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a cloudy golden color with a small head. A few citrus notes, and some interesting spices to it. Very easy on the palate and makes for a pleasant drink.
tomciccateri (1021) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUL 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at McClellan- Washington. Pours a very dense pale straw color with a yellowish hue. Fine bubble white head and lace. Mild corriander aroma. Medium body with moderately effervescent mouthfeel. Not over carbonated. Impressive blend of light spices complement the mellow wheat flavor. Refreshing and not filling.
jcwattsrugger (11215) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle-pours yellow with a retaining tight offwhite head. Aroma is spice-nutmeg/herbal, bready light malt. Taste is spice-nutmeg/herbal hops, sweet doughy/bready light malt, medium fruit. Soft carbonation.
scottw86 (1125) - Maryland, USA - JUL 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a hazy orange/yellow color with a white head. Aroma has lots of spices with pepper. Lemons and oranges in the aroma too. Taste is fruity and flavorful. Slightly tart with oranges. Aftertaste is a bit peppery with cloves and other spices. Overall a solid wit.
bkurtz (866) - PERU - JUN 26, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice aroma of spice (coriander) and citrus. The first sip has some spice and a nice Belgian wit flavor, but then becomes soapy and unbalanced.Not bad, but not good for this style.
Brigadier (3095) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at tap room
After having a few samples while making a beer run I decided to visit. For $7 I got not only five samples of well crafted beers but another sampler glass to keep. Not bad for a brewery that I didn’t even know existed about two hours beforehand. My first sample, the Optimal Wit, was a refreshing session beer. I could see this being a good lawn mower beer.
Aroma / Appearance - A decent nose and golden clear body give this some presence. It won’t amaze you if you have seen the best of class; at the same time it also was not mailed in. A light scent of orange rinds and wheat provide some context for the taste profile.
Flavor / Palate - Sweet oranges followed by a fluid tartness give this good balance. Depending on the mood this would be ideal as a contrast to big heavy 8%+ ABV releases. Setting the tone for the samples to come this indicates the brewers here know what they are doing.